Have you ever watched two people doing the same kata and even though the moves are the same, the kata looks different? You may have seen one person doing the moves and the other person “living the fight”. It’s like calling a pot of hot water soup but if it doesn’t have flavor, is it really soup?
The person with purpose, isn’t thinking about the next move, instead they are immersed in the current move and they do not move on to the next move until their imaginary opponent is no longer a threat.
“The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants ”
― Gichin Funakoshi